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Composition FOR ASOMEX CV

Amlodipine(5 mg),Atorvastatin(10 mg)

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Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Asomex cv 5 mg/10 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Asomex cv 5 mg/10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ASOMEX CV

Amlodipine(5 mg)

Uses

Amlodipine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure and angina.

How it works

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain
Atorvastatin(10 mg)

Uses

Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased ldl levels in blood.

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood

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Expert advice FOR ASOMEX CV

  • Notify your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant.
  • Amlodipine can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
  • The missing dose of the Amlodipine can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
  • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Amlodipine. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
     
  • Amlodipine may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
  • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

Frequently asked questions FOR ASOMEX CV

Amlodipine

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What is amlodipine used for?
Amlodipine is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris (pain in the chest caused by blockages in the arteries leading to the heart) or chest pain classed as vasospastic angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal’s angina).

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Is amlodipine a calcium channel blocker and how does it works?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. In patients with high blood pressure, it works by relaxing blood vessels, so that blood passes through them more easily. In patients with angina, it works by improving blood supply to the heart muscle, which then receives more oxygen, and hence, prevents chest pain. It does not provide immediate relief of chest pain from angina.

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Is amlodipine safe?
Amlodipine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take amlodipine at night?
Amlodipine can be taken at night. You should take amlodipine at the same time each day with a glass of water.

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Can I take amlodipine and aspirin?
Amlodipine can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with sildenafil?
Both amlodipine and sildenafil cause a lowering the blood pressure. So, taking the two medicines together could be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

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Is amlodipine a beta blocker?
Amlodipine is not a beta blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Is amlodipine safe for breastfeeding?
It is not known whether amlodipine is passed into breast milk or not. If you are breast-feeding or about to start breastfeeding you must tell your doctor before taking amlodipine. You may need to change the medicine or stop breastfeeding.

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Is amlodipine safe for kidneys?
Amlodipine is not known to damage kidneys. However, amlodipine can cause urinary disorders like difficulty in passing urine, increased the need to urinate at night, increased number of times of passing urine as an uncommon side effect.

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Is amlodipine a diuretic?
Amlodipine is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Is amlodipine a blood thinner?
Amlodipine is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Is amlodipine a statin?
Amlodipine is not a statin. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Is amlodipine an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Amlodipine is not an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers.

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Does amlodipine cause tachycardia?
Amlodipine can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles)?
Amlodipine can cause pedal edema (swelling of the ankles). Please consult your doctor if you have pedal edema while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine increase creatinine?
Amlodipine has not been reported to increase creatinine levels. Please consult your doctor if you have increased creatinine levels while taking amlodipine as it requires proper diagnosis and management.

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Does amlodipine cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is an uncommon side effect of amlodipine. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction when you are taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause bradycardia (decreased heart rate)?
Amlodipine can rarely cause changes in heart rate, which can be an increase (tachycardia) or a decrease in heart rate (bradycardia) or an irregular heart rate. Please consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause weight gain?
Amlodipine can cause changes in weight, it can either cause weight gain or weight loss. However, these changes are very rare. Please consult your doctor if you experience a change in weight while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause joint pain (arthralgia)?
Amlodipine can cause joint pain (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive joint pains while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause cough?
Amlodipine can cause cough, but it is a very rare side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive coughing while taking amlodipine.

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Does amlodipine cause dry mouth?
Amlodipine can cause dry mouth as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive dryness of mouth after taking amlodipine.

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Can I take amlodipine without food?
Amlodipine can be taken before or after food and drinks. Amlodipine should be taken same time each day with a glass of water. Do not take amlodipine with grapefruit juice.

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Can I take amlodipine with milk?
There are no specific recommendations on the use of amlodipine with milk. However, it can be taken before or after food and drinks.

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Can I take amlodipine with lisinopril?
Amlodipine can be taken with lisinopril. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, as both the medicines have a blood pressure lowering effect, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with ibuprofen?
Amlodipine can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with metoprolol?
Amlodipine and metoprolol both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with losartan?
Amlodipine and losartan both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with ramipril?
Amlodipine and ramipril both have a blood pressure lowering effect. So, taking both the medicines together can be harmful. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take amlodipine with simvastatin?
Amlodipine can increase the levels of simvastatin, causing an increased tendency towards myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle). The dose of simvastatin may need to be reduced when giving along with amlodipine. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take amlodipine with atorvastatin?
Amlodipine can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur as interactions have been reported between simvastatin (belongs to the same class). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does amlodipine cause gout?
Amlodipine does not cause gout. It may cause joint pains (arthralgia). Please consult your doctor in case you have any signs and symptoms of gout as you may need treatment for the same.

Atorvastatin

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Is atorvastatin used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, atorvastatin can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.

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Is atorvastatin diuretic?
Atorvastatin is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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It atorvastatin gluten free?
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use for complete information on its contents.

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Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin belong to the same category of medications with similar action and similar side effects, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

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Does atorvastatin cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of atorvastatin. However, it may increase your blood sugar levels. So, it is very important that you monitor your blood sugar levels regularly if you are taking atorvastatin. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take atorvastatin as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.

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Does atorvastatin reduce triglycerides?
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorvastatin is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.

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Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while you are taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorvastatin can cause erectile dysfunction although this side effect is not very clear. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while you are taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of atorvastatin. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking atorvastatin as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

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Does atorvastatin cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of atorvastatin, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause frequent urination?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause high blood pressure?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking atorvastatin.

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Is atorvastatin a blood thinner?
Atorvastatin is not a blood thinner. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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Is atorvastatin safe to take?
Atorvastatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is atorvastatin a beta blocker?
Atorvastatin is not a beta blocker. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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Is atorvastatin and atorvastatin calcium the same?
Atorvastatin is a prescription medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is marketed in the form of a calcium salt as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

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Is atorvastatin a controlled substance?
Atorvastatin is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Controlled substances are drugs that are strictly regulated to reduce the risk of abuse and illegal distribution. To determine the level of restriction placed on a particular controlled substance, five different categories (or "Schedules") are used. A controlled substance will belong to Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V, with Schedule V being the least restricted.

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Is atorvastatin an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorvastatin is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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Can I take atorvastatin with metformin?
Atorvastatin can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with ibuprofen?
Atorvastatin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with milk?
No information is available for the use of atorvastatin with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take atorvastatin with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and atorvastatin have similar effects and they may increase the effects of each other. Fenofibrate may also increase side effects like risk for rhabdomyolysis (condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly). Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take atorvastatin with alcohol as it may increase the risk of liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking atorvastatin with alcohol.

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Can I take atorvastatin with levothyroxine?
Atorvastatin can be taken with levothyroxine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with amlodipine?
Atorvastatin can be taken with amlodipine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy). So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with atorvastatin. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with atorvastatin. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does atorvastatin cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of atorvastatin. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does atorvastatin lower blood pressure?
Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, a meta-analysis of different clinical trial shows that atorvastatin has a small blood pressure lowering effect.

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Does atorvastatin affect the liver?
Atorvastatin is associated rarely with hepatobiliary disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal liver function test and hence a periodic test of the liver functions is recommended.

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Does atorvastatin cause itching?
Atorvastatin use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does atorvastatin thin blood?
Atorvastatin is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.

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What is atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)